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Canplast premium quality PVC Edgebanding combines elegant appearance with the protection sought by furniture manufacturers.

Made from high quality thermoplastic resin, Canplast PVC Edgebanding adds a smooth, finished look to shelves, cabinets, tables, partitions, paneling and other casegoods outperforming a host of other material in edge protection.

PVC Edgebanding from Canplast is ideal for all types of institutional, office and residential furniture, store fixtures, millwork and kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

EDGEBANDING DESIGNS:

Solid

Canplast solid color Edgebanding can be used in an unlimited range of applications. The computer-matched color throughout the thickness allows the Edgebanding to blend in an makes the joint between the Edgebanding and the laminate virtually invisible.

Woodgrains

Canplast has developed a unique means of injecting a realistic woodgrain effect throughout the thickness of its 3mm PVC woodgrain Edgebanding. This eliminates the picture-frame effect sometimes associated with Thick PVC Edgebanding. The base color is specifically blended to unify the Edgebanding with the panel pattern.

PVC Edgebanding Details

Manual Processing

Canplast PVC Edgebanding may also be applied manually, using a gluing jig or Edgebanding press, for instance. 2-component, acrylic based dispersion Adhesive or suitable contact Adhesive are recommended. For further information, please contact your Adhesive manufacturer directly. Single component wood PVAC glue is not suitable for gluing. Special lacquer Adhesive, solvent glues or cartridge adhesives (PU) may be used for manual gluing. We will gladly provide you with a list of Adhesive on request.

Gluing should be carried out at room temperature.

To achieve optimal Edgebanding bond when using contact Adhesive, ensure that the cure time after applying Adhesive to Edgebanding and board is observed. This is followed by tapping on the Edgebanding.

Heating to speed up adhesion (e.g. heating rails) is superfluous when using dispersion glues. Processing may continue after curing (up to ca. 6 hours, depending on Adhesive)

Machine Processing

Canplast PVC Edgebanding may be processed using hot melt Adhesive techniques on all Edgebanding gluing machines (straight processing and machining centers). Gluing, cross-cutting, milling, scraping and subsequent buffing with polishing wheels and hot-air dryers for high quality surfaces poses no problem. To ensure clean and durable Edgebanding finishing, certain important processing parameters which may be dependent on materials used (Edgebanding, Adhesive, boards), on the Edgebanding gluing machine and on ambient temperature, must be observed. Trials to determine relevant optimal settings are therefore recommended. Manufacturers’ guidelines for an intended application should also be considered.

Adhesive

Canplast PVC Edgebanding may be processed using any standard hot melt adhesive (EVA, PA, APAO, PUR). Used in combination with the low-shrink raw material formulation of Canplast PVC, highly heat-resistant Adhesive can guarantee reliable bonding even on Edgebanding thicker than 3 mm. Particularly heat-resistant Adhesive is recommended for applications exposed to high temperatures, e.g. near kitchen ovens or for furniture exported in containers. Canplast PVC Edgebanding exhibit very low “free shrinkage” before gluing already. Another positive feature is the dimensional stability of PVC Edgebanding: The material starts softening only after 80 (± 2)°C (Vicat B 50). Ensure that the container has sufficient glue to maintain a constant temperature during application. The glue application temperature will vary between 90°C and 220°C, depending on the type of Adhesive. Please note that thermostats in hot melt hoppers are often inaccurate and may deviate considerably from the actual temperature on application rollers. It is advisable to measure the temperature on the application roller. Canplast PVC Edgebanding cannot be glued using PVAC glue and the cold activation method.

Application temperature

For best results fitting Edgebanding, work with boards and Edgebanding at room temperature (not below 18°C). Material stored outdoors should be warmed up overnight. Hot melt glue will cure before the Edgebanding is in place if the temperature of the board or Edgebanding is too low. Draughts should for this reason also be avoided.

Wood moisture

The optimal moisture content of the boards should be between 7 and 10% for further processing.

Feed rate

The special raw material formulation of Canplast PVC Edgebanding is designed for feed rates both in low as well as high volume processing. Depending on the Edgebanding gluing machine, speeds between 10 and 100 m/min. are possible. Speeds up to 30 m/min. are also feasible on modern portal type machining centers, depending on profile shape.

Rates of Adhesive application

Please follow the Adhesive manufacturer’s instructions. Apply the Adhesive evenly and in sufficient quantities for beads of Adhesive to be pressed out along the edges of the freshly glued Edgebanding, ensuring that the gaps between chips are filled. The amount of glue required depends on the density of the chipboard and the type of Adhesive.

Press rollers

Bearing in mind the machine parameters, ensure that an adequate number of rollers are available and adjust the pressure to achieve the best possible appearance of the joint.

Extraction

Thermoplastic Edgebanding require higher extraction power than duroplastic Edgebanding. The advantage of Canplast PVC Edgebanding is the lower static charge picked up when compared to other thermoplastic raw materials.

Milling

If possible, use cutters with 3 to 6 teeth, with ca. 70 mm diameter and at speeds between 12 000 and 18 000 rpm. Incorrect speeds or blunt cutters may damage the Edgebanding. In the event of smearing, reduce the speed of the cutter or cut against the feed (increase feed, if necessary).

Scraping


Because PVC tends to fade after scraping, the plastic scrapings should not exceed 0.1 to 0.2 mm in thickness. To avoid chatter marks, the routers used for milling should be running true Diamond coated cutters are recommended. Hot air blowers may be useful to optimize scraping, particularly where color quality is critical.

Buffing

Canplast PVC Edgebanding is easy to buff on their radii using a buffing wheel. Any fading after scraping may simply be buffed away with these wheels, with the color of the radius then matching that of the Edgebanding itself. With through-feed Edgebanding gluing machines, remnants of the glue may also be removed with the buffing wheel. Glue remnants may also be removed using electronically controlled separating agent spraying units as is common in industry. This improves the scraper blade finish as well.

Mechanical Characteristics

Resistance to abrasion

The surface of printed Canplast PVC Edgebanding is sealed with UV-hardened acrylic varnish to give a scratch-resistant finish. The printed patterns also have excellent resistance to scratching and abrasion.

Ball indentation/shore hardness D

Canplast PVC also scores excellent surface hardness pursuant to DIN EN ISO 2039-1 or DIN EN ISO 868.

Resistance to warp under heat

With a withstand value of 80 (± 2)°C as per Vicat B 50, Canplast PVC Edgebands are ideally suited for use in the furniture industry and for interior fittings.

Varnishing

Plain colored Canplast PVC Edgebanding may easily be varnished in the color of your choice, without the need for pre-treatment. Contact your coatings manufacturer for the most suitable type of varnish.

Materials

Canplast uses only top grade polymers. All materials used are extensively tested prior to initial production using special test procedures that are based on the strict specifications and quality standards of the furniture industry. For this reason, Canplast customers will always obtain their products from the very best materials available on the market.

PVC (PolyVinyl Chloride)

PVC is one of the best known and most common thermoplastics. For more than 40 years PVC Edgebanding have been applied in the furniture industry very successfully due to their outstanding material and excellent processing characteristics

Semi-Flexible Thick PVC

Canplast has developed a semi-flexible 3mm PVC Edgebanding formulation that is flexible to curve around tight corners. However at the same time its surface is hard enough to be scraped and trimmed easily at higher speeds on straight-line applications.

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Benefits

  • Easy to trim

  • Great impact resistance

  • Available in wide range of colors, patterns and woodgrain

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